Posted by sigismund on August 3, 2012, at 19:48:28
In reply to Re: Rolling Stone/McKibben: Global warming's New Math » sigismund, posted by Beckett on August 3, 2012, at 18:34:19
First some say that there is no such thing as global warming. Then that it has always happened. Then that it is real but not caused by us. Then that it is caused by us but has a tech fix. Then that it is financially irresponsible to do anything about it even though we caused it. Then that we knew all along that it was real and we should have done something. Then that scientists can fix it by injecting sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. Those climate scientists are watermelons :)
The environmental debate in Australia hovers over the business of making hay while the sun shines in China. And we think we are geniuses. God help us when the bad times come. We are so unaccustomed to any truth at all. They are getting us used to it, a world of lies.
The quote is from Natalie Merchant 'Thick as Thieves'.